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Anthropology and Philosophy

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Anthropology and Philosophy at Aberdeen is a great combination, adding to your existing grounding in what it means to ‘be human’ with a deeper exploration of the the big questions that we humans have, and how we try to find the answers. The skills you will develop will put you in an excellent position to choose your career path in any area of business or other sector.

Anthropology – for which we boast 100% student satisfaction – will give you a thorough grounding in humanity, the differences in human cultures and communities and how they have developed. You will gain insights into human behaviours, beliefs and attitudes all over the world, exploring connections between aspects of life such as family, economics, politics and religion.

Philosophy attempts to answer questions such as ‘what is knowledge?’ and ‘what is truth?’ It looks at how we apply reasoning and argument to these and other questions of fundamental importance to humans.

What makes Philosophy at Aberdeen especially attractive is the breadth of courses, the user-friendly materials you will use and the experts who will teach you. In your first year alone, you will study topics such as How Should One Live? Controversial Questions, and Experience, Knowledge and Reality.

The skills you will develop through this combination are greatly sought by employers and open up a wide range of career options, including in business.

Anthropology and Philosophy at Aberdeen is a great combination, adding to your existing grounding in what it means to ‘be human’ with a deeper exploration of the the big questions that we humans have, and how we try to find the answers. The skills you will develop will put you in an excellent position to choose your career path in any area of business or other...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Academic Writing for Social Sciences (AW1006)

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Introduction to Anthropology: Peoples of the World (AT1003) - 15 Credit Points

Experience, Knowledge and Reality (PH1023) - 15 Credit Points

Introduction to Anthropology: Questions of Diversity (AT1502) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Plus two of the following courses:

  • Controversial Questions (PH1027)
  • How Should one Live? (PH1522)
  • Logic, Language and Information (SX1518)

Plus further courses of choice to gain a total of 120 credits.

Controversial Questions (PH1027) - 15 Credit Points

How Should One Live? (PH1522) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Key Debates in Anthropology (AT2010) - 30 Credit Points

What We are: Mind in A Physical World (PH201B) - 15 Credit Points

Reimagining Colonialism (AT2515) - 30 Credit Points

Gender Equality (PH2535) - 15 Credit Points

Metaphysics, Epistemology and Language (PH2038) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select further courses of choice to make up 120 credits.

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Anthropological Theory (AT3027) - 30 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from Level 3 Anthropology course(s) and 60 credit points from Level 3 Philosophy courses

  • Year 4

Optional Courses

You must choose one of the following dissertation courses:

  • Independent Study in Anthropology (AT4036)
  • Philosophy Dissertation (PH402D)

Plus select further credit points from level 4 courses in Anthropology and level 4 courses in Philosophy to gain a total of 60 credits in each discipline.

Independent Study In Anthropology (AT4036) - 30 Credit Points

Philosophy Dissertation (PH402D) - 30 Credit Points

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Academic Writing for Social Sciences (AW1006) Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) Introduction to Anthropology: Peoples of the World (AT1003) - 15 Credit Points Experience, Knowledge and Reality (PH1023) - 15 Credit Points Introduction to...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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Assessment Methods

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods:

  • Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course.
  • Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course.
  • Written examinations at the end of each course.

The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses.

Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.

Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: Coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course. Practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course. Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
ANTHROPOLOGY
93%
of students were satisfied overall
PHILOSOPHY
84%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
ANTHROPOLOGY
100% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
93% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
93% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
72% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
PHILOSOPHY
97% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
90% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
84% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
79% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
ANTHROPOLOGY
93% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
70% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
PHILOSOPHY
84% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
72% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
ANTHROPOLOGY
79% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
86% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
79% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
86% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
PHILOSOPHY
75% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
83% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
62% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
84% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
ANTHROPOLOGY
93% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
86% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
86% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
PHILOSOPHY
92% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
83% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
74% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
ANTHROPOLOGY
79% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
86% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
96% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
PHILOSOPHY
78% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
89% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
92% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
ANTHROPOLOGY
89% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
90% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
85% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
PHILOSOPHY
86% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
92% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
87% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
ANTHROPOLOGY
83% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
86% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
PHILOSOPHY
69% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
76% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
ANTHROPOLOGY
90% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
90% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
66% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
36% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
PHILOSOPHY
85% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
83% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
61% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
41% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics for Anthropology

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points48

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

Statistics for Philosophy

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points96

  • Employment Rate70%

  • Average Graduate Salary£19000

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